Battery-powered leaf blowers are much better when compared with gas-powered leaf blowers or corded electric leaf blowers. As our technology advances, manufacturers can pack more power into the batteries while lessening the weight. We can now enjoy clean (no gas), cordless leaf blowers that last long enough for us to finish the task at hand. And, we believe that batteries will keep getting better, with longer running times, while maintaining their price point.
This website is designed to provide reviews, ratings and advice to keep you informed before buying the best battery-powered or cordless leaf blower for your needs. Now, let’s cover the basic factors you need to know about leaf blowers when comparing features, price and value.
Here are 5 factors you should look for when deciding on the Best Battery-Powered Leaf Blower to buy:
- MPH (miles per hour): This measures how fast the air from inside the leaf blower is moving out at the end of its tube.
- CFM (cubic feet per minute): This measures the cubic volume of air that the leaf blower expels per minute.
- Run Time: This tells you how long the battery would last on a single charge.
- Volts: This tells you the power of the battery and its ability to produce CFM (cubic feet per minute).
- Weight: This indicates how heavy the leaf blower is. You will get tired out much faster when operating a heavier piece of equipment.
Things to keep in mind when comparing battery-powered leaf blowers:
- A higher MPH is not always an indication of a better leaf blower if it has a low CFM. This means the unit may be blowing air quickly (MPH), but the volume of air (CFM) it pushes out is too low to really move the leaves. Therefore, the minimum requirement for MPH should be at least 80 MPH.
- A higher CFM when combined with an average MPH will still offer good performance because CFM is the best measure of how useful and powerful a leaf blower is. Your leaf blower’s CFM should be at least 250.
- A long running time is great in a battery-operated leaf blower, but it also depends on the size of your project to determine the necessary run time. If you have an average yard, the one-hour battery is often sufficient. A longer running time is often coupled with a larger (or heavier) battery. Be sure you know how heavy the unit is (with the battery) and how long that battery will last to determine which battery leaf blower you should buy.
Here’s our recommendation: To select the best battery-powered leaf blower, you should look for one with MPH of at least 75, a CFM of at least 250, Run Time of at least 45 minutes, Voltage of at least 20, and a Weight that will not tire out the person who will be using it.
For example, if your wife or older parents often use it, you should factor its weight into the purchase price to get one that is comfortable for the end users. Otherwise, you might face two common problems:
1) the work you need to get done with that leaf blower will not get done or
2) you need to spend more money on pain relievers.
We hope our recommendations can help you avoid both of those problems.
Here are the advantages of Battery-Operated Leaf Blowers:
- No messy oil or flammable gas
- Lighter and quieter than gas leaf blowers
- No need to drag the power cord around
What is a Leaf Blower?
Functionally speaking, a blower is just opposite of the vacuum cleaner. While the vacuum cleaner takes the dust in, the blower blows dust and leaves away. To quickly gather light debris from the yard and concrete such as leaves, small branches, tree bark, etc. (which the raker and sweeper often don’t do well), the blower is an efficient tool.
Leaf blowers enable you to use a minimal amount of effort to quickly air-sweep fallen leaves from your lawn or driveway. As technology has advanced over the years, the lithium battery is now able to power most leaf blowers in a length of time that is long enough to get the task done. Today, battery-powered leaf blowers are gradually replacing gas blowers and corded electrical blowers because they are lightweight, uncomplicated and convenient.
Currently, we have 3 types of Leaf Blowers: Gas, Electric Corded and Battery Cordless.
- The Gas Leaf Blower is the oldest of the three and often powerful, but with the potential hazards of its gas tank, it’s a little risky.
- The Electric Corded Leaf Blower is a substitute to the gas blower to avoid a flammable flue, but the drawback is the extension cord which must be long enough to stretch all the way to the corners of the yard. Another drawback is the effort needed to recoil the cord each time the job is done. Sometimes you (or your kids) could also trip on the cord while you are operating it.
- The Battery Cordless Leaf Blower solves the problems mentioned above, but the motor consumes a lot of electricity. However, for all the hassles and occasional use, it is well worth it to most people.
Here are the Top 10 Leaf Blower Brands you might want to know.
If you are like me, who has the knack for buying tools that are durable, reliable and efficient with a good warranty from a reputable brand, then this list is for you. Over the years, I have learned that by investing in good tools, I minimize the chances that they will break down when I need them the most. Anyway, here’s the list:
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